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For Your Sunday: Auto Show, Cherry Blossom Fun



    Cherry Blossoms in Last Weekend of Peak Bloom

    The clock is ticking on the subtly luminescent cherry blossoms' peak bloom. News4's Derrick Ward reports. (Published Saturday, April 6, 2019)

    Here's how to spend your weekend around the District:

    All Weekend

    Washington Auto Show
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    April 5-14

    The Washington Auto Show is back with a huge lineup of events, activities and guests. Drivers can test out an electric car or watch Jaguar Land Rovers and Jeeps take on obstacle courses. Families can enjoy a pet adoption center or meet costumed characters at the kids' zone.

    Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and free for children under 5. There is a $7 discount for students on Friday and a $4 discount if you show your current student ID throughout the show. Active and veteran military members, metro riders and seniors can also get discounts.

    Hold Onto Peak Bloom

    You still have a chance to catch the cherry blossoms in peak bloom this weekend.

    Here's everything you need to know about the Cherry Blossom Festival and how to spend a whole day in blooms.

    Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar
    Through April 21
    1839 7th St. NW

    Slurp down ramen and floral-themed drinks. The D.C. hot spot has hosted various other themed bars in the past, featuring Game of Thrones, Royal Wedding and Christmas themes.

    "In Peak Bloom" at ARTECHOUSE
    Through May 27
    1238 Maryland Ave. SW

    The larger-than-life main exhibit allows you to interact with a swirling cherry blossom cloud, while other rooms feature live plants that respond to your touch and augmented reality stories. Adult tickets start at $15.

    First Look: Blossoms Abound at DC Exhibit 'In Peak Bloom'First Look: Blossoms Abound at DC Exhibit 'In Peak Bloom'

    Step inside a cherry blossom whirlwind at a new interactive exhibit in D.C. that celebrates the short but sweet nature of spring blooms. ARTECHOUSE's "In Peak Bloom" is open through May 27.

    (Published Thursday, March 21, 2019)

    Little Leaf Pop-Up Store
    April 4-7
    U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW

    Popular plant shop Little Leaf is hosting a pop-up store this weekend at the U.S. Botanic Gardens. Until Sunday, passerby can purchase soy candles, printed artwork and, of course, plants.

    Also Happening Sunday

    New Kitchens on the Block
    Two sessions
    703 Edgewood St. NE

    Top chefs are coming to show off tomorrow's most exciting restaurant dishes, alongside cocktails. 

    General admission ($75) and VIP tickets ($135) are available for the two sessions, starting at noon and 3 p.m.

    Free Pick
    "How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for Neighborhood" Author Talk
    2 p.m.
    Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Make sure you register in advance for this popular book talk.

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